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OEL 615: Developing and Leading Others

Course Description

This course will focus on various leadership styles and a leader's influence on an organization. The course will further examine theory and practice of leadership models and concepts; and build on coaching, mentoring, motivational, and empowerment models required to develop effective leadership skills. (3 credits)

Prerequisite

  • OEL 501: Learning Community

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  1. Examine key motivational theories and concepts associated with coaching and mentoring.
  2. Analyze leaders to determine how individual personality and behavioral styles motivate others.
  3. Explain how coaching and mentoring impact or support organizational change.
  4. Apply theories, concepts and models presented in this course as a practical approach to develop effective leadership teams.
  5. Examine contemporary issues of coaching and mentoring and their relationship to effective leadership and management.
  6. Examine coaching and mentoring in practice in terms of contracting roles, assessment, communication, relationship, feedback, and facilitation skills.
  7. Demonstrate the coaching process through a leadership project.

Applicable Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

2. Evaluate and formulate an individual leadership style.
3. Develop professional communication skills.
4. Recommend how one develops effective groups.
5. Construct organizational leadership strategies.
7. Design and implement organizational change processes.
9. Develop strategies that support the advancement of organization’s vision and mission.
13. Conduct research utilizing online sources and databases and write research papers that analyze and synthesize information and data gathered.

 

Course Activities and Grading

Assignments

Points

Peer Coach Assignments: 8 @ 60 points each

480

Discussion Board: 8 @ 40 points each

320

Leadership Profile Project

200

Total Points

1,000

Required Textbooks

(Available through our https://bookstore.mbsdirect.net/vbm/vb_home.php?FVCUSNO=35478)

  • McCarthy, Grace. Coaching and Mentoring for Business. 1st ed. Sage Publishing, 2014. ISBN-10: 0-85702-336-5 or ISBN-13: 978-0-85702-336-0
  • Rath, Tom and Barry Conchie. Strengths Based Leadership: Great Leaders, Teams, and Why People Follow - with Access Code. Gallup Press, 2008. ISBN-10: 1-59562-025-7 or ISBN-13: 978-1-59562-025-5.
    Note: This book should be purchased NEW only to receive a valid access code for the Strength Finder assessment.
  • Zachary, Lois J. The Mentor's Guide: Facilitating Effective Learning Relationships. 2nd ed. Jossey-Bass Publishing, 2012. ISBN-10: 0-470-90772-X or ISBN-13: 978-0-470-90772-6

Supplemental Required Readings/Resources

  • Links to the supplemental readings and articles are provided in the course shells.

Course Schedule

Week

PLOs

SLOs

Readings and Exercises

Assignments

1

2-5,7,9

1,2,3,6,7

Topics:

  • Introductions
  • Foundations of Coaching and Mentoring

  • Discussion Threads: Intro to coaching
  • PCA: Frameworks (3 written pages)
  • PCA: Make contact with your assigned peer
  • LPP: Research and write

2

2-5,7,9

2,6,7

Topics:

  • Coaching & Mentoring Skills and Techniques

  • Discussion Threads: Feedforward
  • PCA: Learning Plan (template provided)
  • LPP:  Research and write

3

2-5,7,9

2,3,4,6,7

Topics:

  • Coaching & Mentoring for Individual Change

  • Discussion Threads: Personal Change
  • PCA: Mentor Agreement (template provided)
  • LPP: Complete the KAI instrument

4

2-5,7,9

2,3,6,7

Topics:

  • Coaching & Mentoring for Leadership Development

  • Readings:
    • McCarthy, G. (2014) C. 5
    • Zachary, L.J. (2012) C. 6
    • KAI Slide deck
    • KAI Feedback document (provided)
    • Week 4 slides
  • Discussion Threads: Leader Development
  • PCA: Reflection: Time (template provided)
  • LPP: Take StrengthsFinder Assessment

5

2-5,7,9

2,3,4,6,7

Topics:

  • Coaching and Mentoring for Culture and Teams

  • Discussion Threads: Teams & Culture
  • PCA: Strengths (3 written pages)
  • LPP: Research and write

6

2-5,7,9

2,3,4,6,7

Topics:

  • Coaching and Mentoring for Strategy and Innovation

  • Readings:
    • McCarthy, G. (2014) Cs 7, 8
    • Rath & Conchie (2008) Part III
    • Week 6 slides
  • Discussion Threads: Innovation
  • PCA: Feedback (template provided)
  • LPP: Research and write

7

2-5,7,9

2,3,5,6,7

Topics:

    • Organizational Change
    • Cross Cultural & Virtual Coaching

  • Discussion Threads: Organizational Change
  • PCA: Feedback (template provided)
  • LPP: Research and write

8

2-5,7,9,13

2,3,4,5,6,7

Topics:

    • Closing and Redefining
    • Assessment and Effectiveness
    • Course Evaluations

  • Readings:
    • McCarthy, G. (2014) Cs 11, 12
    • Zachary, L.J. (2012) C. 8
    • Week 8 slides
  • Discussion Board: Assessment
  • PCA: Closing (template provided)
  • LPP: Submit Final LPP
  • Course Evaluations

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